HAVANA (AP) — Cuban authorities have authorized independent farmers to sell directly to hotels and tourist-oriented restaurants.
Until now, private growers have had to go through a state-run distributor to supply those businesses. State-run agribusinesses and farm co-ops are already allowed to contract directly with hotels and restaurants.
It's another step in President Raul Castro's gradual economic and social changes, which began in 2010.
Castro has emphasized efficiency through decentralization of the economy, which has long been dominated by the government.
However he says the reforms do not amount to a wholesale embrace of capitalism.
The new rules were announced Monday with their publication in the government's Official Gazette. They take effect Oct. 21.
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A District Court judge has ordered city leaders respond to a petition filed by an animal activist on the city's trap-neuter-return approach of managing feral cats.
Police responded to dozens of weather-related crashes in only a matter of hours Sunday.
A small plane crashed at about 8 a.m. Sunday morning on the Canyon Rim Trail near N.M. 502 and the entrance of Los Alamos.
Albuquerque's famous Bugg Lights Christmas can now be seen every night until Christmas Eve.
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Sunday night in Albuquerque and around the world people gathered for candlelight vigils to remember the loss of their children.